City Centre Programme Plan

The Nelson City Centre is one of the four priorities identified in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan. The City Centre Programme Plan sets the strategy to achieve a step-change in the Nelson City Centre.


You can read the City Centre Programme Plan here (6.5MB PDF)


The City Centre Programme Plan approach is people-focused, aiming to create a social hub where people ‘linger longer’. Growing residential occupancy is key to revitalising the City Centre.

The Plan also seeks to create a successful regional heart, attracting high-quality development reflecting the goals of a Smart Little City. The outcome will be a memorable place that draws talent, offers great hospitality and celebrates events and activation, connected to and enveloped by stunning natural landscapes.

The plan identifies six key moves that will support activation and revitalisation within the city centre.

six key moves

City Centre Programme Plan - Six Key Moves